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Pearson, Adelaide Collection

Collection contains [Adelaide Pearson–home movies], scenes from “Bluehill” life drawing classes (1939-1945) and from Pearson’s travels around the world. Footage shows community events such as the Blue Hill Fair, religious parades in New York, Florence and Paris, Hopi Indian dances in Arizona, and bull fights in Mexico. Reels of a trip to Asia includes footage

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Norwood Historical Society Collection

The Norwood Historical Society Collection is a single 16 mm. film called “Movie Queen,” made in Norwood, Massachusetts. It was produced as part of a local talent production and consists of a welcome parade and presentation of the key to the city, then a tour of the town’s businesses. The film was shown in association

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Nowell-Clark Collection

The majority of Annie Wood Nowell’s films covered family and local historical events, although their range includes some trick photography as well as trips to Maine, New Hampshire, and a tuberculosis sanitarium in Colorado. Richard J. Clark continued the family tradition of documenting family holidays, vacations, and events with his films.

Morrison, Jane Collection

Collection contains documentaries. “Master Smart Woman” (1985) concerns Maine author Sarah Orne Jewett, “Children of the Northlights” (1976) is about children’s book creators Ingri and Edgar d’Aulaire, and “Rocks Nudes and Flowers” (1975) concerns Maine-based painter Henry Strater. “In the Spirit of Haystack” (1979) describes Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. Collection also contains

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Movie Queen, Bar Harbor Collection

The Movie Queen Bar Harbor Collection consists of a single 16 mm. film called “Movie Queen,” made in Bar Harbor, Maine. It was produced as part of a local talent production and consists of a young woman arriving by boat, meeting local dignitaries, visiting the town’s businesses, followed by a short comedic kidnapping. The film

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Lapointe, Daniel Collection

The Daniel Lapointe Collection consists of a single 16 mm. film, “Movie Queen,” made ca. 1936 as part of a local talent production. The film consists of shots of the town’s businesses and people. The so-called movie queen is a local girl who visits business proprietors in and around Van Buren, obtaining goods and services

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Hollins, Mariette Collection

This Collection consists of 4 16mm films shot by Margaret May McGrew Hunter between 1928 to 1963. Margaret and her husband were missionaries from New Haven Connecticut. A majority of the footage was taken in England, California, and Hawaii and depicts family activities, a boar hunt and pig roast, fishing and parades.

Eustis, Gertrude Jane (Hay) Collection

Collection contains [Gertrude Jane Hay Eustis–home movies] showing family activities and events in and around New Jersey and the Boothbay Harbor area in Maine. Highlights of the collection include parades and family games, clam and lobster bakes, the Winter Harbor Ferry, Princeton football games, and scenes of New York City, including the George Washington Bridge

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Denny-Brown, Sheila Collection

Collection contains [Elizabeth Thompson Reed–home movies] of Hancock Point, Maine, summer activities such as tennis, sailing and swimming as well as winter campus scenes and a graduation. Collection also contains footage of the arrival of the Bar Harbor Express, a train meeting the ferry that ran between Hancock and Mt. Desert Island. See also Hancock

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Cochrane, Claire Collection

Claire Cochrane’s films of her husband, Cleland, and children, Jean and Cleland show her family at leisure as the children grow from infancy to maturity and include Jean’s graduation from Stoneleigh School, Greenfield, Ma, and subsequent marriage. The men go off to war and we see scenes at Camp Mead. Their summer vacations of swimming,

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